Introducing the Haiku Series

Hello everyone,

I’m exited to announce that starting in the month of June a new poetry series will be added to my weekly uploads called: the Haiku Series.

Influenced by my love for the minimalistic art of Japanese poetry, this series will hold (mostly) free-form haiku; the pieces inspired by seasonal kigo and my own observations. Same-wise inspired by tradition, the pieces will be uploaded with a visual design, alike to my micro-poetry series, yet contrastingly executed in toned down greys for the desired simplicity.

Haiku; An unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing, when possible, five, seven, and five syllables respectively. Traditional Japanese haiku are about the seasonal changes of nature, the changes in the life of plants and animals, heaven and earth, but also the changes in the daily life of humans within the society, like festivals and food.

Kigo; A collection of seasonal words that have inspired haiku writing for centuries; divided traditionally into Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and the New Year, where each season comes in four sections: early, middle, late and all the three of them.

For an example of traditional kigo, have a look at the 500 Essential Japanese Season Words.

Looking forward to start sharing these with you all, so keep an eye on my blog and social media for the first official uploads!
And last, but not least, thanks to all of you for your likes, loves and comments – you’re wonderful.

~Kiyo ❤

2 comments

What a beautiful haikus and design. I love it!!!!!!!

Ahaha! Thanks so much, Inge, for the wonderful comment! ❤️

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